The basic formula of this recipe was good, but I spruced it up quite a bit from the original (which is why I only gave it 3 stars). I absolutely loved the concept of flavors that this recipe involved, but it seemed like it was missing a few thing. Namely, meat and spices. There is no way that anyone in my household is eating a meat-free dinner, so I browned some ground chicken in advance, then toasted the ramen noodles, sesame seeds & almonds and added the ground chicken to the mixture. I cooked the ground chicken with a little soy sauce, garlic powder, 5-spice powder, and chili oil.
I used the pre-made coleslaw mixture, and added about a cup of the mixture in with the chicken/almond/sesame seed/ramen and cooked for approximately 5 minutes to soften slightly.
As far as the dressing, the recipe definitely doesn't call for enough (as nearly everyone else had mentioned), so I doubled the recipe, and also added garlic powder, ginger, and a touch of chili oil.
I served the mixture on a bed of baby spinach mixed with the remaining raw coleslaw mix.
Everyone loved this dinner!! I especially loved the crunch that came from the almonds and ramen noodles. Great basic recipe--I'm eating the leftovers now!
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The basic formula of this recipe was good, but I spruced it up quite a bit from the original...